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JASMINE TURNER 
SENATE SECRETARY 




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f WDOTE TO yoU (M TUG "SPDEADING OAK"? ( WAS 
APOLOGIZING POft. GETTING fM TUG WAy OP GOD, 
AMD MOW ( CAM'T WELP &UT LAUGW AT SUCW A SILLy 
MOTION. PbD ( WAVE COME TO U.EAU2E TWAT TWIS IS 

God's school amd God knows EXACTLy wwat we's 

DOING. TWE &I&LE DEITEDATES TWAT IT ISN'T MAN'S 
AGENDA G>UT GOD'S AGENDA THAT PDEV/AILS. TODAy 
ME CELE&DATE TWOSE PLANS AND TWE INCDEDI&LE 
>UDNEy ON WWICW GOD WAS TAKEN US. l\JE ENTERED 
WIS yEAD WITW WIGW EXPECTATIONS, AND &ECAUSE OP 
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OP PUTUDE OAKWOODITES WILL. &E AN EVEN GDEATED ONE TWAN TWAT WWICW 
WE WAVE KNOWN. OAKWOOD IS MADE UP OP STUDENTS, LIKE yOU AND (, WWO 
TOGETWED, CDEATETWE UNITED STUDENT MOV/EMENT. yES, TOGETJ-fEA. 
WE CREATE TWE "OAKWOOD EXPEDIENCE." PDOM PU&LIC SERVICE It^l TWE 
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VICTODy CELEfcDATION; TWESE ADE OUte- EXPEDIENCES. WE'VE ENTERED 
AND LEARNED. ( PftAy TWAT AS WE DEPART WE WILL NOT PAIL TO TAKE 
TWESE EXPEDI ENS WITW US. TOGETWED, WE WAVE TAKEN OWNEDSWIP OP OUft. 
VADIOUS SITUATIONS, PDAyED, AND CWANGED OUD EXPEDIENCES. So, WEDE'S 
TO NEVED PODGETTING, AND TO LOOKING PODWADD TO NEW EXPEDIENCES. 
Tf4ET(ME (S MOt\J; TWE wodld needs US — OUDGIPTS, OUD TALENTS, OUft. 

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NOW A DyNAMIC yEARBOOK WITH POWERFUL VISUAL 
MEMORIES THAT CAM BE SAVORED FOR LIFE. 

P-EPLECTIOWS. (AlHAT A POWERFUL WORD* THIS 
(S TRULy A yEAR TO HAVE ft.EPLECTIOMS. Tl-IE 

2007-2008 academic year was been a powerful 
string of historic cwawges at garwood 
College. So there (s wucw om wwicw to reelect. 

( cam qjjickly think op three things om which 

TO ft.EFLECT: PfRST, THE DyMAMIC INCOMING 

PRESHMEN AMD MEW STUDENTS. THEy ARE 

BRILLIANT, SPIWTUALAMD FILLED WITH LEADERSHIP" 

POTENTIAL. THIS COHORT WAS THE DISTINCTION OP HELPING TO SWELL GARWOOD 

ENROLLMENT TO BE THE LARGEST IN HISTORy - WELL OVER 1800 STUDENTS! 

C ( CELEBRATED THAT MILESTONE By KEEPING My PROMISE TO "DIVE" INTO THE 

NATATORIUM POOL WITH A SUIT ON!") 

Second, this is the yEAR that we advanced to the next level op academic 
distinction im According to US Mews and KIorld Report, we have been listed 

AMONG THE &EST SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTHERN fe-EGION Ot= THE UNITED STATES POR 
TEN yEARS IN A ROW; MOST RECENTLy GARWOOD WAS RATED AS #22 AMONG THE 110 
PlSTORICALLy &LACR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IM THE NATION. THIS WAS ALSO 
THE yEAR THAT GARWOOD WAS AUTHORISED By ITS ACCREDITING AGENCy TO OPPER 
GRADUATE PROGRAMS f THUS WE HAVE MADE THE EXCITING DECISION OP CHANGING 
THE INSTITUTIONAL NAME PROM COLLEGE TO UNlVERSITy. 

Third, this has been a yEAR ot= record-making fund-raising that has made 

IT POSSIBLE TO CONSTRUCT TWO MAOOR, MUCH NEEDED, FACILITIES ON CAMPUS - 
THE &RADFORD, CLEVELAND, &ROORS LEADERSHIP CENTER AND THE NEW MEN'S 
RESIDENCE HALL - TO BE NAMED HOLLAND 4-jALL IN HONOR OF THE PoLLAND 
FAMILy'S PARENTS COMMITMENT TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. 

God has Pis Circle of Providence around Garwood. So, yss, reflect om 
youR past. Also, introspect, on yoUR present so that you can keep the 

FLAME Of= SERVICE BURNING IN yoUR LIFE - ENTER TO L.EARN, DEPART TO SERVE. 

Then prooect on yoUR future that you coNSTANTLy realise our aim of 
Education, Excellence, Eternitv and of course, remember to support 
Garwood in the yEARS to come. Pave a great life( 



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£a»rina R, Cotton 

VP for Financial Affairs 




Phuip Nixon 
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Efram Adams 
SECURITY 




Alberta Bailey 
SECURITY 



Susan Baker 
CHEMISTRY 




Lolraine Bifrye 
SOCIAL WORK 




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Derek Bowe 
ENGLISH 




Alexander Collins 
PHYSICAL PLANT 

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Ruth-faye Davis 

FAMILY AND 

CONSUMER SCIENCE 





Mavis Braxton^ Gail Caldwell 



COUNSELING/HEALTH 
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ACCOUNTING 




Alto Conwell 

STUDENT 

EMPLOYMENT 




Minneola Dixon 
ARCHIVES 




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Patrice Conwell 
COMMUNICATIONS 




Kathleen Dobbins 
MATH & CS 




Emanuel Chester 
PUBLIC SAFETY 




Oliver Davis 
ENGLISH 




Lewis Eakins § 
PUBLIC SAFETY 





Arlene Edwards 
PSYCHOLOGY 



Robert Engram 

IFORMATION 

TECHNOLOGY 




James Hamer 
PHYSICAL PLANT 



Lorna Harrison 
CAS 




Francis Hughes 
SECURITY 



Jeffery Johnson 
SECURITY 




Ingrid Enniss 
EDUCATION 




Alfonzo Greene Jr. 
HISTORY 




Pamela Henry 
INSTITUTIONAL 
EFFECTIVENESS 




letta Johnson 
.IBRARY 




Trevor Fraser 
RELIGION 




Ethel Griffin 
CAS 




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WEST OAKS 




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Risa Lowery 

DISABILITY 

COORDINATOR 




James Mbyirukira 
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LIBRARY 




Steven Mcwilliams 
TECHNOLOGY 




Lisa Moncur 
EDUCATION 




Gracie Monroe 
MATH 




David Moore 
SECURITY 




Chaltu Nephtalem 
LIBRARY 




Onesimus Otieno 
BIOLOGY 




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CHEMISTRY 






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BIOLOGY 




David Smith 
SECURITY 



Deon Spencer 
PHYSICAL PLANT! 



Maries Samsoa 
LIBRARY 




Karen Smith 
TECHNOLOGY 




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Pauline Sawyers 
PSYCHOLOGY 




Annelee Smith-winbush 
HISTORY 




Alton Staples 
SECURITY 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 




Diann Small 
CARTER HALL 




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mates... Mandatory 
worship-. Room-check- 

anyplace else, these 
words would have no 
significant ^^^ 
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but here at 
Oakwood THEY 

ALL SEEM TO 
HAVE ONE THffV/C 

in common: 
Dorm Life. 



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Ol\/E THAT WE WHX 

IVEVER FORGET." 



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our lives away 
to Oakwood for on campus 
dorm lmng, these are just 
some of the things that we 
are entftled and ensured 
to experience. depending on 
our level of optimism, lmng 



on campus can be viewed as 
good or bad one thing for 
sure is that no matter how 
we look at it. our experience 
living on campus is one 
that we will never forget 
^^^hh Whether 

IT BE 

INSPIRING 
EARLY 
MORNING 
WORSHIP 
SERVICES OR 
SURPRISE 

MIDNIGHT 
^^^^^^^ m FIRE DRILLS, 

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selection of study buddys, 
or power hungry ra's, we 
are guaranteed to take a> 
story back home in addition 
to our description of the 
* % Oakwood Experience" 



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grocries is an even trade 
for freedom when it comes 
to our upperclassmen. after 
spending those first years 
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L I N E 5 . 

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being a sheltered college 
student to an independent 
coal driven scholar takes 

TIME, \nimci4 IS WHY THE 
PRIVILEGE IS ONLY OFFERED 



TO THE UPPERCLASSMEN. 
ALTHOUGI4 OFF CAMPUS 
STUDENTS TEND TO BE LESS 
KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT OC 
EVENTS, THEY STILL MANAGE 
TO MAKE THEMSELVES PRESENT 
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GATHERINGS 
SUCI4AS THE 
BASKETBALL 
GAMES 

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ay services. 
This proves 

^^^^^ m THAT ALTHOUGH 
UPPERCLASSMEN 
MAY ENJOY LMNG OFF CAMPUS, 
THEIRS SOMETHING ABOUT OC 
THAT KEEPS BRINGING THEM 
BACK FOR MORE 





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AMD WE HAS GQISIE G>£fiQ<VE ME 

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ONJCE fN A (\1UILE I SMILE 

Like ( USED TO 

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TAKING TO l<E£P tuis^ SmUGGLE 

&EAUTIPUL 

G>UT ( SEEMTO UAV/E A TALENT 

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fAyil^ TO ADD TOGETW<ift_TfJE REASONS ( UAV/E 

Poft- SWAM-OWING UP TUIS UUOT 

G>UT LI4JE IS MOIXE Tf4AN 

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&OUEIE PAY* 



2007 



Tf4(S COLLEGE DAyS 
WAS G>EEM EVALUATED 
G>y MAMy WfGfJ SCWOOL 
SEMlOft.S AMD COLLEGE 
T^ANSEEOS AS 

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PftJMTED AMD ft.EADy 

to &e mailed <=ocl 
Oakwood's College 
OAys, Octo&ep., 5rf4 - 7ru." 

"T<-JE POAIS£ AMD (MOO-SWfP 

SEfU/(CE WAS A UlT. MAMy 

DV/D'S (\JEft-E SOLD AMD TWE 

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L(V/E OM Tf4E (MTEP-MET. 

MEXT yEAft. l\IE PLAM TO USE T*-JE SAME STOATEGy 

G>UT MAKE IT EV/EM &ETTEP.. " 

- OASOM McCf^ACKEM 

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Classification - Freshman 



Major - Social Work 



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(ME A PROBATION OFFICER 



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THUGS on YOUR OWN 



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INFLUENCE TO STUPENTS 



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GOP'S HANPS ANP TO FULL' 



EP TO PUT EVERYTHING IN 
f SU&MIT MYSELF TO HIM, 




ANP EVERYTHING WILL FALL INTO PLACE, 



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Classification - Censor 



Major - Appliep Mathematics/engineering 



£OAL " I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE ANY WAY POSSS&LE 



Nehemiah Mctfc/rcf 



Reflection - In orper to &e successful, you 
have to po what the other guy won*t po, in 

ORPER TO GET WHAT THE OTHER GUY POESN'T HAVE, 



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clarification ■ sophomore 

Major - &iolo*y 

^oal " i want to &e a veteranarian 

Reflection - Everyone'* pifferent, anp you 
have to &e patient anp tolerant. 




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Clarification " Sophomore 

Major - Computer information *y*tem* 

^oal " to &e pe*1£nin£ program* for company** 

Reflection - always *tay pepicatep anp focu*ep 
on what you're trying to po, 



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Clarification - Junior 

Wajor - Tkeoio*y/p*ycholo£y 

£oal - For £op to u*e me a* a ve**el 

Reflection - when thin** aren't *oin* my way, 
it'* a learning experience, anp not alway* for 

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The 2008 Presipential election is one 
that is guarantee? to £0 pown in history 
books. With Pemocrats such as Hiiiary 

dllNTON ANP &ARACK OBAMA RUNNING IN THE 

primary elections, our nation coulp possibly 
choose it* first female or African-American 
presipent, respectively, john epwarps i* yet 
another major canpipate campaigning for the 
Pemocratic nomination. On the Republican 

PLATFORM, WllKE HUCKABEE, JOHN NlctAlN ANP 
WIlTT ROMNEY ARE JUST A FEW OF THE NAME* THAT 
WILL APPEAR ON THE PRIMARY VOTING BALLOT* TO 
REPRESENT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, 

&ECAUSE OF SUCH A PIVERSE COLLECTION OF 
POLITICAL CANPIPATES, IT I* VERY IMPORTANT THAT 
THE OaKWOOP STUPENT BOPY REGISTER TO VOTE, 

anp that i* just what they pip, wlth the help 

of a pepicatep team of obama supporter*, 

over 300 stupents 

completep the process 

of voter registration 

in less than a week, 

This will not only 

prepare stupents for 

the primary elections, 

but it will also 

prepare our nation for a better future, 

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Oakwood (jNiv/£<*.siTy was g>een known as one op the greatest 
pivoduceo^ op all types op spiritual music/H-je Aeolians, 

CU(^A.EMTLy DIRECTED fcy Pft.OPESSOft» WAyNE &UCKNOG-, WAS 
POUNDED (M 13*W G>y D^. Ev/A (b. Dy«ES AS OAkWOOD'S OPP(C(AL 
TIXAV/ELING CUOICL. DyNAMIC PfcAISE, STARTED G>y OWEN S(MOMS, 
ORIGINATED AS A PJUM&LE PftESflMAN CPJOIR OM THE STAIRS OP 

Peters 4-Iall. (n 138U, Voices op Triumpw wad its wum&le 

BEGINNING AS AM ALTERNATIVE POP. THOSE SEEKING SOMETHJN6 
A L(TTLE DIPPE^EMT PdOM DyNAMIC PRAISE. te~Oy GAITER (S THE 
CURRENT DIRECTOROPTfJECfJOIRAS WELLAS ONEOPTPJEfcASSISTS. 
CONOUERORS (N CHRIST (S TPJE NEWEST GOSPEL CWOIR STARTED 
AS THE PRESUMEN CWOIR OP TPIE CLASS OP 2010 &y DIRECTOR 
teJCARDO McGlNNIS. f^ARMONy AND COMMITTED, TWO STUDENT 
GOSPEL GROUPS, PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PR.OOP OP THE TALENT 
Tf4AT OUft. STUDENTS POSSESS AND TPIE POTENTIAL TPJEy HAVE TO 
MINISTER TO TUE WORLD. 



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is a uub pesignep to 
teach anp strengthen 
American $ign Language 
skills, anp to also 
spreap peaf awareness 
throughout the campus 
pemonstrating the 
importance of peaf 
ministries in the 
&hurch,They WORK IN THE 
COMMUNITY WITH PEAF 
1NPIVIPUALS ANP CREATE 
ANP ATTENP PEAF EVENTS. 






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ESTABLISHEP BY THE 
lORPJ ANP IF CONPUCTEP 
IN HARMONY WITH Hi* 
PURPOSE, THE YOUTH 
SENT TO OAKWOOP WILL 
BE PREPAREP TO ENGAGE 
IN VARIOUS BRANCHED OF 
MISSIONARY WORK, $OME 
WILL BE TRAINEP TO ENTER 
THE FIELP A* NURSES, SOMt 
AS CANVASSERS, SOME AS 
EVANGELISTS, SOME AS 
TEACHERS, ANP SOME AS 
GOSPEL MINISTERS. 



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The purpose of the 
Oakwoop College 

^TUPENT PlETETIC 

Association shall be 
to provipe a spiritual, 
social, anp acapemic 
framework for 
meaningful stupent 
involvement anp to 
stimulate interest in the 
profession of pietetics, 




N£ftE WAS ESTABLISHED 

to provide Computer 
Information Systems, 
Information Technology, 
Computer Science, 
a* well General 
&usiness major* a 
chance to enhance 
their networking, 
interviewing, marketing, 
funpraising, leadership, 
anp computer skill* for 
future services in the 
real worlp. 



The Communications 
&lub collaborates every 
fielp of communications 
to work together in 
special projects, to 
gain experience through 
hanps on application, 
anp to actively promote 
the highest stanparps of 
communication through 
stupents in knowlepge, 
experience, anp in all 
aspects of life within 
communications, 




The misson of Phi &eta 

IaMBPA IS TO (RING 
BUSINESS ANP EPUCATION 
TOGETHER IN A POSITIVE 
WORKING RELATIONSHIP 
THROUGH INNOVATIVE 
LEAPERSHIP ANP CAREER 
PEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, 

This club is open to 

ALL BUSINESS MAJORS 
INTERESTEP IN APVANVING 
INTO THE BUSINESS WORLP 
WITH A FIRM FOUNPATION, 

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The purpose of the 

LlVl IS TO CREATE AN 

official forum where 
all Social Work 
stupents can interface 
with each other in 
an effort to creat 
learning opportunities 
that will peepen their 
unperstanpin* anp 
appreciation of the 
Social Work profession! 



The mission of the 
Biological Honors 

ClVl IS TO PROMOTE 

ACAPEMIC excellence 
anp community service. 
Members will be 
exposep to various 
science relatep career 
opportunities, post 
unpergrap institutions 
anp scholarships, 
Members will be 
encouragep to 
participate in community 
service activities, 




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in harmony with the 
National Pre-Alimni 
£ouncil(NPA£), the 

PURPOSE OF THE OaKWOOP 
£0LLE*E PrE"ALUMNI 
£0UNCAll SHALL &E TO 
STIMULATE THE INTEREST 
ANP PARTICIPATION OF 
STUPENTS IN THE PROGRESS 
OF THE UNITEP Ne*RO 
60UE6E FUNP TO PRESERVE 
ANP FURTHER LOYALTY 
IN FELLOWSHIP BETWEEN 
OAKWOOP COLLEGE ANP 
OTHER UN&F MEMBER 
INSTITUTIONS, THEIR 
STUPENTS ANP ALUMNI. 



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The mission of Mkono- 
nla is to spreap to love 
of ^op anp his message 
to a worlp in pire neep, 
Through the mepium 
of prama, we strive 
to propuce spiritual, 
relevant, anp real 
presentations that meet 
people where they are 
anp intropuce them to 
&hrist, anp it is our 
prayerful pesire that 
our lives, 0nsta6e anp 
offstage, are constant 
reflections of the joy 
that is founp in jesus, 



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The National Society 
of Leaper?hjp anp 

tvUlft I? A NATIONWIP! 

organization pe?ignep 
to help ?tupent?' preaw! 
come true. It help* 
through networking, 
peer support, expert 
apvice, coaching, anp 
testimony, it j? pe?igne1 
to pevelop leaper? anp 
to unlock the potentia* 
ur minion i? to 
onvince other? to pre/s 
ig anp al?0 to provipe 
hem with the nece??ar* 

TOOL?. 



The Religion anp 
Theology Forum ?erve? 
a? an extension to the 
Religion anp Theology 
pepartment, in provip1ng 
extra practical training 
for, &ut not re?trictep 
to, all theology major? 

ANP MINOR?, Our 
ENPEAVOR I? TO HAVE MORE 
FORUM? THAN ANYTHING 
EL?E, IN KEEPING WITH 
OUR NAME, We RELIEVE 
THAT JE?U? £HRI?T I? THE 
CENTER OF ATTRACTION, 
ANP OUR THEME I?, MORE 
A&OUT Je?u?, 




*TANP MlNI?TRlE? 
IMPLEMENT? PIVER?E 
PROGRAM? OF ART?, 
EPUCATION, HEALTH, ANP 
?OCIAl AWARENE?? THAT 

enhance the ?pir!tual 
pevelopment of &oth 
the young men at threi 
Spring? Retention 
Center anp it? member? 

0TANP MlNI?TRIE? CORE 
MI??ION I? ?EEKING THO?l 
WHO ARE WILLING TO 
?TANP FOR6hRI?T, 




The Oakwoop &io~ 
KIepi^al Association 
(O&MA), is an 

ORGANIZATION THAT SEEKS 
TO ENTOURAGE STUPENTS 
TO CONSIPER ANP PREPARE 
FOR SCIENTIFIC, MEPICAl, 
PENTAl, ANP VETERNARY 
MEP1CJNE, &Y PRESENTING 
THE VARIOUS CAREER 
OPTIONS, STUPENTS Will 
BE ABLE TO PECIPE ON THE 
F1ELP THEY WOULP LIKE TO 
GO INTO, 



UR MISSION IS TO PROVIPE 
IPUCATIONAl TOOLS FOR 
VCAPEMIC SUCCESS ANP 
PROFESSIONAL PEVELOPMENT 
WITHIN THE FIELP OF 
>SYCHOLOGY, We ALSO SEEK 
TO PEVELOP ANP MAINTAIN 
V MENTORING COMMUNITY 
WITH PEPARTMENTAl FACULTY 
VNP STUPENTS, AS WELL 
IS SERVE THE COMMUNITY 
IT LARGE, AS MEMBERS 
DEVELOP ACAPEMICALLY, 
PROFESSIONALLY, ANP IN 
>ERV1TUPE, WE STRIVE TO 
CREATE ANP MAINTAIN A 
>ENSE OF CAMARAPERIE 
:ONPUCIVE FOR PERSONAL ANP 
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Through promoting 
ecological awareness, 
the Ecology £lub 
encourages sustainable 
pevelopment, anp 
promotes global 

RESPONSIBILITY, It STRIVES 

to set Oakwoop apart, 
as a school that will 
take an active role in 
leaping the way for 
ecological reform, 

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Alpha Cm is a coepucational acapemic honor society. Its purpose is to promote 

ACAPEMIC EXCELLENCE ANP EXEMPLARY CHARACTER AMON* COLLEGE ANP UNIVERSITY 
STUPENTS ANP TO HONOR THOSE WHO ACHIEVE SUCH PISTINCTION, 



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Girls' Awareness through Motivational Empowerment C£AME), organize 
unper ^op to create a support system of upper-class women to incoming freshme 
lapes, £ame will strive to em&opy all aspects of spiritual awareness, acapemi 
excellence, mental preparepness, as well as physical, social anp professions 
growth. The result will &e a unifiep ropy of well-rounpep women in constan 

progression, 




HE PURPOSE OF THE ClVl SHALL &E TO* Ca) PROVIPE A BETTER KNOWLEP*E OF ALL 

Uliep Health careers, U) to assist stupents of Oakwoop £olle*e in pevelopin* 

KILLS ANP LEAPERSHIP ROLE*, ANP (c) TO PREPARE STUPENTS ACAPEMICAllY, SOCIALLY, 
PIRITUALLY, ANP PHYSICALLY, FOR PROF ESSIONAl SCHOOL ANP THE PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN 

HEALTHCARE, 




Our mission is to assist youn* lapies in achieving Christian fellowship, trust 

anp pepication, therefore, ia1nin* leapership skills that will prepare each 

member for service in the community anp work force, 







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MATHEMATICS fc COMPUTER ^CIENCE £lU& WAS ESTABUSHEP IN 2003 WITH THE 
1P0SE TO EPUCATE ITS MEMBER* ON THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION* OF MATHEMATICS ANP 
OMPUTER SCIENCE THROUGH SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, ATTENPANCE OF SEMINARS, ANP EXPOSURE 

TO EPUCATIONAl OPPORTUNITIES, 




The ^preapin* Oak i* pepicatep to brin^in* information anp inspiration to a unite 

STUPENT BOPY, LlKE THE LOFTY OAK TREES THAT APORN OaKWOOP'S CAMPUS, TWI< OFF \CIA 

STUPENT PUBLICATION I* A CENTRAL PART OF OaKWOOP'S ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY TRFF. WlT 

ROOT* FOREVER PLANTEP IN OaKWOOP** RICH HISTORY, THE 0PREAPIN* OaK 60NTINUF* T< 

SPREAP I* PA£E* TO REVEAL ONLY THE BEST IN STUPENT JOURNALISM. 






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£ome never woulp have imaginep that a school of such humble 
beginnings woulp become a pistinguishep university, there is no 
poubt that oakwoop has changep greatly throughout the years, 
The institution has blossomep from its initial status as Oakwoop 

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Inpustrial School in 1896, to Oakwoop Manual Training School in 
1 904, to Oakwoop Junior College in 1917, anp Oakwoop College 
in 194S, On January 1, 2008, Oakwoop College sesame Oakwoop 
University, The numbers on campus have parallelep the acapemic 
progression. The stupent population has GROWN FROM 16 STUPENT 

AT OAKWOOP'S INCEPTION TO JUST OVER 1,800 STUPENTS TOPAY, THE 
NUMBER OF FACULTY HAS INCREASEP FROM A PRINCIPAL ANP THREE TEACHERS 
TO NEARLY 300 FACULTY ANP STAFF MEMBERS, ANP THE SIZE OF THE CAMPUS 

HAS EXPANPEP FROM S60 ACRES TO 1,185 ACRES, THROUGH IT ALL, 

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Oakwoop's focus is still "Epucation, Excellence, Eternity," anp the 
campus has maintainep its loving, spiritual atmosphere anp uplifting 

SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT THAT HAVE BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH THE "OaKWOOP 

Experience," 





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growth anp new apvancements come new challenges, 
However, we can rest assurep that the same £op who brought m^ 
through in times past is able to keep v^ both now anp in the future, 
as stupents, faculty, anp staff, we can continue to have pripe in this 

NOBLE ANP HISTORICALLY RICH INSTITUTION THAT WE NOW CALL OaKWOOP 

University, 

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A GREAT DEAL. OP PLANNING WENT INTO COORDINATING TPJE 2007 CAMPUS 
OURNAMENT INCLUDIW6 POSTIW6 PLy£ft.S AR.OUWD CAMPUS, MAKING 
NNOUNCEMENTS (N CWAP£L, RECRUITING STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE, 
:NCOURAGlNG PAST PARTICIPANTS TO PLAy AGAIN, AND SU&MITTING PAyMENT 
E1Q-UISITIONS FOft. PRI2E MONEy AND ft.EPft.ES«MEWTS, ALL POft. "TWE &IG EVENT. 
PUS yEAR'S TOURNAMENT (MAS A WUGE SUCCESS, AND (T WOULD NOT PJAV/E &EEN 
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Name* Ioreai MUInne* 

WIajor! Pietetu* 

Hometown". IVIo&iiE, Al 

Opinion!! "Pefiniteiy an experience, 
Oakwoop University ha* been a journey 
that ha* hap it* up* anp pown*, through 
all the experience* thi* i* one ! will never 
regret. it ha* built my relat!on*hip with 

OOP," 

Naivii* Lowarp Ziv Piper 

Major" Computer information 
£y*tem* 

Hometown* Ants^ha 

Opinion? "it really i* not a *i* peal &ecau*e 
nothing much ha* chan£ep, i'm &ein* hone*t, 
When i *ee re*ult* i'll let you know then," 



Name! Flore Au&ry~ Hamilton 

Chemistry Pept, 

Hometown!! French I*lanp of 

Martique 

Opinion! "I think it'* a *oop move, I hope 

THAT *OON WE WILL HAVE MORE Ma*TER* ANP 

PHP PE*REE* TOO *0 THAT *TUPENT* CAN *TAY 

HERE ANP FINI*H, 





Name" Kenneth Lai Hin* 

chemistry pept, &hair 

Hometown! Brooklyn, NY/Trinipap 

Opinion! "It's an excellent ipea. It let* the 
worlp know we're an institution of higher 
learning, it opens up more opportunities 
in funpin* anp recruitment, for it is a 
university, 

Name! Firma Fran^isque 

Major" B-iolo^y 
Hometown; Boston, WIA 

Opinion! "I think it is premature, just 
because you have one masters program it 
poesn't make you a university. They shoulp 
have waitep until they hap at least three 
masters programs to even consiper the 
name change, " 

Name! Anprew Penn 

Major!! International £tupie* 
Hometown!! Nassau, Bahamas 

Opinion! "It's *reat. It woulp help *rin* 

MORE ATTENTION TO THE SCHOOL, It WOULP PUT 

v^ on a larger scale with the other £pa 
Universities," 





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TVf LoRP IS MY SHEPHERP, I SHALL NOT FLUNK J 

He keepeth me from lyins POWN WHEN I SHOULP BE STUPY1N6, 
He leapeth me BESIPE the water cooler for a STUPY break. 

He RESTORETH MY FAITH IN STUPY 6U1PES, 

He leap* me to better stupy habit* 

For my crape's sake, 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of borperline jrapes, 

i will not have a nervous breakpown for thou art with me, 

my pra yers anp my frienps, they comfort me, 

Thou divest me answers in moments of blankness! 

Thou annointest my heap with unperstanpin*. 

My test paper runneth over with questions I recognize, 

Purely passing crapes anp flying colors shall follow me, 



ANP I SHALL NOT HAVE TO P WELL IN THIS UNIVERSITY FOREVER, 



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'The illiterate of the 21*t century will 
not »e tho*e who cannot reap anp write, 
b-ut tho*e who cannot learn, unlearn, 



ANP RELEARN, 



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"Learn a* much a* you 
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Aaron Adedokun 

Benjamin Adkins 

Ashley Akins 

Akintunde Akinsanya 

Abena Akrofi 

Deidre Alexander 

Phylieia Alexander 

Muhammad Ali 

Krystal Allen 

Leslie Allen 

Jermaine Alveranga 

Wilbur Ampey III 

Daryl Anderson 

Jasmine Anderson 

Ronald Anderson 

Tredant Anderson 

Joseph Andrews 

Alicia Angrand 

Amy Angrand 

Donovan Anthony 

Gloria Appiah 

William Appiah 

Marcelis Ashley 

Kezia Atengdem 

Tabia Augustin 

Lenny Bacchus 

Alyce Bailey 

Elizabeth Bailey 

Andrew Baker 

Ashley Baldwin 

Nelson Ball 

Earsul Banks 

Jourdan Baptiste 

Jessica Bardu 

Karyle Barnes 

Debbie Barreau 

Belinda Bassett 

Dwight Batson 

Amber Batten 

Leah Bel-jean 

Destiny Bell 

Kasandra Bell 

Kris Bell 

De'nerikka Benjamin 

James Bennett 

Lehdeen Bennett 

Michael Bennett 

Tony Benson 

Ja-ne Best 

Andrew Bethea 

Christopher Bispham 

Jade Black 

Jamal Black 

Stefani Black 

Hazel Blackman 

Kristen Blair 

Shanique Blake 

James Bloodsaw II 

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Ashley Bowden 
Derek Bowe 
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Oakkjood College in 

COOPEft-ATION ftllTPJ TPJE 

(JSMf^ELiGious Vice 

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Agape 4-Juntsville OAy 

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A GfLEAT SUCCESS. 



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SPJOW LOVE &y CLEANING UP SEVERAL 
NEIGPJ&OfLPJOODS AMD PftAyiMG WITPJ 
RESIDENTS. TPJE APPRECIATION WAS 
EXPRESSED V/OCALLy. "(t'S GOOD TO SEE 
yOUMG &LACK KIDS 6IUIMG G>ACI< TO TPIEHV 
COMMUMJTy," OME MAM SAID. "1\Je fLEALLy 
APPRECIATE WUAT yOU'RE DOING," SAIO A 
WOMAN APTEfL PRAyiNG WITPJ STUDEMTS. 



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PLAMMED" WAS 
TPJE RESPONSE OP 
MAMy STUDEMTS 
UPOM RETURNING 
TO CAMPUS APTER 
A MOft-MIMG PILLED 
WITPJ SERVICE. 
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SPJOWN TO OTPJERS, 
(T'S IMMEDlATELy 
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(bODy OP UPCOMING 
CLASSES, MEALS, 
AND WOR.SHIP. AS THE 
SCHOOL EVOLVED (NTO 
LATER. GENERATIONS, 
THE &ELL ToWER. 
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NOTHING MOR.E THAN 
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FOR. THE CUR.R.ENT GENERATION. THOUGH THER.E 
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1MPROVEP YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE? 



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UP AMD DO Wf4AT yoU WAVE TO 
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eormed at oakwood have helped 
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PEOPLE WHO WILL G>E fM My LIPE AE- 
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God, them evervthimg else will &e add- 
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Location: Gary, IN 

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Location: Los Angeles, CA 

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Too long 

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Because it seems like every year before senior year 

Was equivalent to a freshman year 

So far gone, away, when life seemed just a little easier 

And at the same time, we felt just a little needier 

Flew pass faster than a modern day meteor 
But everything has fallen in place, call it linear 



Now we can look back and see how God made it plain 

Told us write this major down and do not complain 

Don't understand it all, but it soon will be clear 

So now we look back and say 

Remember "Nothing to Fear?" 

When registration was far from being online 

And that triumphant feeling when you refused to pay that f int 

As freshman, we were scared not to go to chapel 

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When we were all stressed about worship credits 

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When Nikki Anderson played backwards at College Days 

When the gym was not at capacity at ANY game 
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When we as freshman came in and took over Art & Soul 

That first time you walked outside and said 

"Dang, Huntsville is cold!" 

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The people made it worthwhile, 

but not more than financial clearance. 

But really, the true experience is when we realize God is real. 

Face to face. You experience Him, as if you can feel 

Him inside of you — see Him working in your life. 

See His spirit move. 

Meet Him and come to the understanding that all of this 

would not matter if it wasn't for Him. 

Couldn't have done it without His grace. 

[someone screams] Thank you Jesuuuuuus! 

When AY means more than entertainment 

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member sitting next to you jumps up and screams 

"Crucify Him!" 

Oakwood means more. Oakwood means meeting God. 

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major case of Senioritis in regards to my next career move, and 



you have listened^ounseled; and guided me on my way. I love 
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My daughter and my money have indeed gone to Oakwood College/University, but I sent you both with joy. 

^i^^xFvVrOl/^ iLJ^kfcLk&sf- yo_uhave been able to grow academically and spiritually during your years at 

Oakwood. You put forth new roots that will surely support your future development. Life was not always fun and frolic. You had 

b endure social and sleep deprivation at times to accomplish your goals. However, you understood the importance of 

deferred gratification; you knew what it meant to correctly prioritize, and to trust in an unfailing God. Consequently, you are now 

a proud graduate of the institution that you have grown to love so deeply. 

We share in your pride exuberance and sense of accomplishment. You have made us proud. Thanks be to God who gave you the 

Congratulations and God's richest blessings as you journey on! 
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flOe praise the Aord that -He has kept, blessed, and 

developed your character throughout you? time at Qakwood 

University. fiOe congratulate you on using you? tfod 

gioen talents to cooperate with the school's faculty an? 

administration to complete your academic coursework with 

excellence an? dignity. /4s your parents, we look forward 

to your continued growth and success as you pursue 6jod's 

calling In your llfie while serving broader humanity. 





/Harqulta, you haoe honored our lime, 

energy, efifiort, and looe Invested In 

you, not only now, but throughout the 

years, fyour warmth and love, we will 

always cherish. Ifiou will constantly 

be In our prayers, ^ruly, we are 

thankful and grateful to be your 

parents. 

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Words cannot express the joy we feel as 

you reach this important milestone in 

your life. May your graduation serve as a 

reminder that you can accomplish many 

wonderful things through hard work, 

perseverance, and faith in God. Continue 

to put God first in your life and He will 

direct your path. We are very proud of 

you and happy for you! 

Love Unconditionally, 
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tire life. My four years here at Oakwood have been made possible by all of you and there 
isn 't a single word that expresses how much I thank you or how much I love you. I'm so 
blessed to have such a perfect family and I hope I've made you guys proud of me. 



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published by the United Student A 
Movement at Oakwood University I 
and printed by Walsworth Publishin f 
Company. 



Publication: 

7X11 size - 208 pages - 1700 copie 



Cover: 

Board Weight- 120 pt. 
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Student Portraits taken by Phillips Studio, Huntsville, AL 

All others were contributed by Oakwood students and faculty contributers. 

The ACORN is a student publication that has been the official yearbook of 
Oakwood University (previously Oakwood College) for 59 years and 55 volumes. 
The editorial content does not necessarily reflect the views and stance of the 
university. 

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Copyright 2008, the Acorn staff, USM 
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A. Economic aches 

Gasoline and food prices went up and home prices went down as the 
economy weakened. At yearend 2007, the national average price for 
one gallon of gas was $2.97, while the average price for a gallon of milk 
was $3.80. Home prices experienced the largest drop in 16 years. In 
addition, jumps in adjustable rate mortgages left many homeowners 
behind or unable to pay their monthly house payments. 

B. Drying up 

A severe drought in the southeast U.S. led to water use restrictions 
and renewed tensions over water supplies in Georgia, Florida and 
Alabama. The drought was the worst in northern Georgia in 1 00 years. 

C. Superbug hits schools 

Schools across the country began dealing with a drug-resistant 
staph superbug called methicillen-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, 
or MRSA. Some schools closed for cleaning when a student was 
found to have the bacteria. MRSA caused several student deaths. 



D. Stay tuned 

Frontruhners kept changing before the summer conventions to 
pick 2008 presidential candidates. But as of Super Tuesday, Feb. 
5, U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were in a dead 
heat in their quest for the Democratic Party's nomination, while 
for the Republicans, U.S. Senator John McCain, almost written off 
a few months ago, had a large lead over former Governor Mike 
Huckabee of Arkansas. 

E. Gore wins Nobei 

Former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his 
work on informing the public about global warming. He shared the 
award with the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate 
Change. Gore said he planned to donate his half of the $1 .6 million 
prize to an organization that works to cut carbon emissions. 

F. Misfit toys 

More than 12 million toys made in China were recalled for containing 
high levels of lead. Mattel, the nation's number one toy maker, also 
recalled 1 72,000 Fisher-Price toys that could pose choking hazards. 



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in San Francisco, causing the worst 

oil spill in the bay in 20 years. 



Steve Fossett, holder of many 

aviation records, disappeared 

during a flight over Nevada. 



Cancer deaths were declining because more 
people were getting screened and new treat- 
ments were saving lives, scientists said. 



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Myanmar quelled the uprising by 

Buddhist monks for democracy, killing 

and detaining thousands of people. 




G. War goes on 

In the war on terror, more than 165,000 U.S. troops were stationed in 
Iraq and approximately 25,000 in Afghanistan. The number of U.S. troops 
killed in Iraq began to decrease monthly, likely caused by changes in 
strategy in the fight against the insurgents. 

H. California wildfires 

More than 23 wildfires blazed across almost 500,000 acres of southern California 
in October, destroying 2,300 homes. Twelve people died. Arson was the cause 
of some of the fires. Santa Ana winds also fueled fires again in late November. 

I. Democracy threatened 

Democracy in Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation, was on shaky ground 
already when former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed during a 
political rally. Elections originally scheduled for January were delayed. 
Amid the tensions between political factions in the country, additional 
concerns stemmed from possible threats from al Qaeda and Taliban 
extremists in the country. 



HELP ON A GLOBAL SCALE 

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, worked to end world hunger 
and extreme poverty through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

million - Amount the foundation pledged in January to 
. small farmers in Africa and developing countries grow 
and sell their crops. 

. million - Amount given since 1994 for the foundation's key 
areas: global health issues, global development such as agriculture 
and research, and U.S. education. 

billion - Projected amount the foundation expected to 
give away in 2009. 

lillion - Number of people who suffer from chronic 
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about 300,000, or 65% of its size in 1976 to bring stylish, affordable clothing disputes over the outcome of Zoo killed a teen and mauled two 

prior to 2005's Hurricane Katrina. to working women, died of cancer. Kenya's presidential election. others on Christmas Day. 




J. Rush-hour bridge collapse 

Bridges across the country were inspected after an Interstate 
35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed Aug. 1. 
Thirteen people were killed, and eventually 88 vehicles were located 
in the bridge wreckage or the river. Construction work was being done 
on the bridge when it collapsed during rush hour. 

K. Castro steps down 

Fidel Castro, 81, ended his 49 years as president of Cuba by 
resigning the post due to his health. Castro and his brother, Raul 
Castro, overthrew the Cuban government in 1959, installing 
communism in the tiny island nation 90 miles from Florida, Reaction 
regarding Cuba's future was mixed from Cuban-Americans in 
Florida, many of whom had fled the communist regime. 



M. What is Iran up to? 

U.S. intelligence concluded in a report that Iran actually stopped work 
in 2003 on a nuclear weapons program the U.S. suspected it had still 
ongoing. That was the year the U.S. had invaded neighboring Iraq. 
However, Iran announced it was close to starting up its Bushehr nuclear 
facility, which will provide electricity to the country. Russia was building the 
plant for Iran and was supplying the nuclear fuel. 

N. No safe place 

In December, a 19-year-old gunman killed six employees and two 
customers in a department store in Omaha's Westroads Mall before killing 
himself. A few days later, a gunman killed two staff people at a missionary 
center in Arvada, Colo., then killed two teens at a Colorado Springs church 
before being shot by a church volunteer security guard. 



L. Protests in Jena 

Tensions ran high in Jena, La., where six black teens were charged 
with beating a white classmate. Supporters of the Jena 6 said the 
beating followed an earlier incident in which white high school 
students hung nooses on campus. The supporters were angered 
because the white students were punished with school suspension, 
while criminal charges were filed against the Jena 6. 




O. Safe and effective? 

Drug companies pulled cough and cold medicines for children under 
age two out of stores, while pediatricians urged the government 
to issue a statement saying the medicine should not be used in 
children under age six. Many of the cough and cold medicines have 
never been tested in children. 



Working the overnight shift was 



The Airbus A380, the world's 



listed as a probable cause of cancer. largest airliner, made its first flight 
About 20% of workers in developed from Singapore to Sydney with 



countries work nights. 



485 passengers and crew. 



A dormitory parent at Oprah 

Winfrey's school for girls in 

South Africa was charged with 

abusing students. 



Cyclone Sidr killed more than 

3,200 people and injured nearly 

40,000 in Bangladesh, the 

government reported. 




R Weathering the weather 

In December, back-to-back rainstorms with hurricane-force winds 
pounded Oregon and Washington, where helicopters rescued people 
stranded in floodwaters. An ice storm hit the Midwest, leaving many 
people without electricity for days, including 600,000 people in Oklahoma. 
In February, more than 50 people were killed in tornadoes that struck 
Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Kentucky. 

Q. Social technology solves crimes 

Oakland, Calif., police used clues from a MySpace page to charge a man in 
the shooting death of a high school student, while police in Washington, D.C., 
used a Facebook profile, found by the victim, to charge a man in a hate-crime 
attack near the Georgetown University campus. 

R. Lively and quick 

Hurricane Humberto took southeast Texas by surprise, going from a 
tropical depression to a hurricane in 1 8 hours. A specialist at the National 
Hurricane Center said no tropical cyclone has ever grown stronger at a faster 
rate while being so close to land. Still, it does not take long for a hurricane to 
cause damage, which was estimated at less than $500 million. 






S. No help needed 

Six French aid workers were sentenced to eight years of hard labor for 
trying to take more than 100 children out of Chad for adoption. The workers, 
who were with the charity Zoe's Ark, said the children were Darfur orphans living 
in Chad. But officials with the Red Cross and UNICEF said most of the children 
were from Chad and were living with their families when they were taken. 



SMOKE-FREE AREAS INCREASE 

More states, cities and non-public areas ban smoking. 

22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have laws 
prohibiting smoking in workplaces and public places, up from 
two states five years ago. 

Almost 60 college campuses have smoke-free policies 

The number of teen smokers continued to decline. In 2007, 
only 3% of 8th graders, 7% of 10th graders and 12% of 12th 
graders smoked daily. 

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Researchers found that biting has The $5 bill got a color makeover, 
caused the spread of facial cancer following the updates of the 

tumors that have killed 90% of the $1 0, $20 and $50 bills to thwart 
Tasmanian Devils on Tasmania. counterfeiters. 



O.J. Simpson was charged in a 

Las Vegas robbery, allegedly trying 

to regain some of his sports 

memorabilia at gunpoint. 



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have done dental work on themselves, 

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A. Almost perfect 

The New England Patriots dominantly marched through the NFL 
regular season and AFC playoffs 18-0, and appeared ready to 
become the first pro football team in more than 35 years to finish 
a season without a loss. But the New York Giants had other ideas, 
and they ended the run at perfection with a 1 7-1 4 upset win in Super 
Bowl XLII. The much-hyped game was the most watched Super Bowl 
of all time, and the second-most watched TV program ever. 

B. Daddy goes to work 

Golfer Tiger Woods became a dad for the first time, with daughter 
Sam being born during the summer. The new dad kicked it into 
gear again, winning his 13th major at the PGA Championship and 
closing the season by winning the Tour Championship. 

C. Scary moment 

During one of his runs at the Summer X Games, skateboarder Jake 
Long gave the audience a terrible scare when he lost his balance 
in mid-air, flew off his skateboard and fell about 45 feet straight 
down onto the ramp below. Even though Long's fall was roughly 

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contusions and fractures, but lived to tell 
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D. Big breakthrough 

After several years of hype, basketball pheno 
finally began to show signs of living up to his nicknai 
Chosen One." In only his fourth season, and at only 2'. 
James guided the Cleveland Cavaliers into the NBA Fi 
process, he became a meci 
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Florida quarterback Tim Tebow won 
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Sprinter Asafa Powell set a new 
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Three years after erasing the 86-year "Curse of the Bambino" 
and ending one of the longest title droughts in sports history, the 
Boston Red Sox did it again by sweeping the Colorado Rockies to 
win its second World Series in four years. Boston rang up the best 
record in baseball during the regular season, and then beat the 
Rockies, who had won 21 of its previous 22 games. 

J. Sad admission 

After several years of denials, track star Marion Jones, a five-time 
Olympic medalist, admitted to the public that she took steroids 
prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics. Afterwards, the IOC stripped 
Jones of her medals and she announced her retirement. 

K. A champ again 

Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova, only 20 years old, won 
her third Grand Slam title by breezing through the Australian Open 
without losing a set. Sharapova added the crown to the previous 
U.S. Open and Wimbledon titles she already won. 



L. Record season 

In his 17th season, Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre set 
NFL career record for passing yards, passing Dan Marino 
38-year old, three-time MVP also experienced a rebirth by len 
the Packers to a 13-3 season and the NFC Championship G, 
However, they fell one game short of the Super Bowl, losing t< 
New York Giants in overtime. 

M. Dog days 

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was arrested by fed 
investigators for organizing a widespread dog-fighting ring out of 
his home. The NFL indefinitely suspended Vick, who at one I 
was the highest paid player in the league. After he pleaded g 
Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison. 

N. A new hope 

Young Shawn Johnson, a 15-year old from Des Moines who sti n 
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This year's Super Bowl was the second most viewed 
television program ever, behind the MASH finale. 
The top five most-viewed Super Bowls are: 

New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, 
2008 (XLII), 97.5 million viewers 

Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 
1996 (XXX), 94.08 million viewers 

Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears, 
2007 (XLI) 93.18 million viewers 

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Social networking websites continued to gain popularity and add 
millions of subscribers who ventured online to interact, two of 
the largest, MySpace and Facebook, even developed a budding 
business rivalry. Facebook gained the backing of Microsoft, who 
bought a stake in the website for $240 million. 

B. Disappearing bees 

Beekeepers and scientists were puzzled by, and continued to 
study, the problem of dwindling honeybees. Known as Colony 
Collapse Disorder, the phenomenon resulted in worker bees 
leaving hives for unknown reasons, causing the hives to die out. 

C. An expert hack 

Apple released its latest innovation, the iPhone, and New Jersey 
teenager George Hotz took full advantage. Hotz hacked the 
software on his iPhone, allowing the phone to be used by other 
wireless service providers. He then traded the secrets for a new car. 



TV shows, movies and ads were filled with "green" messages, 
and practices such as recycling continued to become more 
common both at home and work. 

E. New dino 

Researchers in China unearthed the remains of a giant, bird-like 
dinosaur, which they believed to be a new species. Feathered, 
but unable to fly, the 26-foot long Gigantoraptor eriianensis 
lived some 85 million years ago. The discovery was a surprise, 
because previous theories pointed to bird-like dinosaurs typically 
being much smaller. 

F. The next generation 

Digital Video Recorders, or DVRs, continued to gain popularity and slowly 
phase out VCRs as the home entertainment technology of choice. Able 
to record video digitally and store it in a computer hard drive, DVRs 
revolutionized the way many users watched TV with functions like 
pausing live TV, and eliminating the need for numerous video tapes. 



D. The green movement 

With more people seeming to adopt the belief that issues 
such as global warming were a growing problem for the world, 
environmental causes suddenly became part of popular culture. 




G. Stem cell breakthrough? 

Teams of scientists in the U.S. and Japan claimed they were able 
to reprogram skin cells to act the same as embryonic stem cells, a 
possible advance that could revolutionize stem cell research because 




After several years of efforts, the bald 

eagle was officially removed from the 

Endangered Species List. 



Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the 
best-selling video gaming device. 



The FDA approved the first human 
vaccine against the bird flu. 




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destroyed in the process. 

H. One bright star 

Astronomers announced that they were able to observe the largest and 
brightest exploding star, or supernova, ever witnessed. Roughly 100 to 
200 times the size of the sun, the star was located 240 million light years 
away and was 1 00 times more energetic than the typical supernova. 

I. Pet scare 

Widespread reports of kidney failure and deaths among pets led to a 
massive scare and pet food recall by several companies, after it was 
determined that the food was contaminated by bad vegetable proteins 
imported from China and used as ingredients. 

J. Race to the moon 

The X Prize Foundation started another new $20 million private spaceflight 
contest, with the goal of landing a rover on the moon. Within a month of 
the contest being announced, five groups had said they would enter the 
contest, which was scheduled to take five years. 



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Cyberbullying is the act of hurting someone 
using technology. 

43% of teens reported they had been victims. 

2% of the victims said they knew or figured out 
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More girls than boys were victims. 

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Scientists discovered some 700 new 
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A. Feel-good tale does well 

Juno, an indie comedy about a high school girl and her parents 
dealing with her unplanned pregnancy, became one of the 
surprise hits of the year. The movie earned raves from critics 
for its heartwarming story and sharp dialogue, and even earned 
Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress for lead 
character Ellen Page. 

B. Hollywood's main man 

Johnny Depp proved he was still one of Hollywood's most bankable 
leading men. The final movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy 
starring Depp earned more than $300 million at the box office, and 
later in the year Depp won raves for his lead role in Sweeney Todd. 

C. Shots never seen 

Planet Earth, the award-winning documentary TV series produced 
by the Discovery Channel and the BBC, aired in America for the 




first time. The programs, created to show the beauty and diversity 
of the planet, took more than five years to make and reportedly 
captured natural images on film that had never before been seen. 

D. Tough ticket 

Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana, was the headline act on one of the 
most popular concert tours of the year. Cyrus, whose Hannah Montana 
show was one of the highest rated on cable, toured with pop band The 
Jonas Brothers and tickets for the shows routinely sold out in minutes in 
each city, leading to a feeding frenzy among the pre-teen crowd. 

E. TV stalls out 

The TV Writers Guild of America went on a three-month strike over a 
dispute with the TV studios regarding the sharing of profits from "new 
media" revenue sources, including the internet. With no new scripts 
coming in, many shows were forced off the air and into reruns, making 
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watched shows on TV. 



Will Smith won Choice Movie Actor at 
the Teen Choice Awards. 



According to reviews, Halo 3 was one of the 
most popular new video games. 




F. On to the big screen 

After 19 successful seasons on TV, popular animated sitcom The Simpsons 
stepped up in the world by making its first movie. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, 
Maggie and company translated well, with The Simpsons Movie raking in more 
than $1 80 million at the box office to become one of the comedy hits of the year. 



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G. Time to dance 

Disney continued building on its wildly successful High School Musical 
franchise. The sequel to the first movie, High School Musical 2, drew in 
17.2 million viewers on its opening night airing on the Disney Channel, the 
most ever for a cable TV program. 

H. A shocking end 

Fans were stunned when actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New 
York City apartment. The star of hit movies such as A Knight's Tale and The 
Patriot, and Oscar-nominated for his role in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger 
was only 28 years old at the time of his death. An accidental overdose of 
prescription medication was found to be the cause. 



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American Idol, becoming the youngest 

winner at aqe 17. 



This year's notable celebrity deaths included 

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Pavarotti and author Norman Mailer. 



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The saga of boy wizard Harry Potter came to an end with the final 
book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, being 
released by author J.K. Rowling to much fanfare and more than 1 1 
million copies sold in the first 24 hours. As the books wrapped up, 
the movies continued. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 
the fifth film, became a huge hit at the box office. 

J. The end? 

Critically acclaimed HBO mobster series The Sopranos aired its 
long-awaited final episode. The last scene of the show became 
a famous pop-culture moment when things ended abruptly 
mid-scene while Tony and the family were out to dinner. Millions of 
viewers were left wondering what happened. 

K. Funny man of the year 

Comedian Seth Rogen probably couldn't have had a much 
better year, scoring two huge hits and becoming a star in the 



process. Rogen had starring roles, helped write and helped 
produce Superbad and Knocked Up, two of the highest grossing 
comedies of the year. 

L. Star in the making 

Young actor Shia LaBeouf showed he might have a chance to be 
one of the next big stars after a year in which he starred in one of 
the year's blockbuster action hits, Transformers, and then landed 
the starring role in the next long-awaited sequel being made in the 
Indiana Jones series of movies. 

M. An Emmy surprise 

30 Rock was the surprise winner of Outstanding Comedy Series at 
the annual Emmy Awards. The critically adored sitcom about a sitcom 
was a first-time winner, as opposed to HBO's The Sopranos, which 
won Outstanding Drama Series in its final season. A new nominating 
process for this year's Emmys led to 33 first-time nominees and what 
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Will Ferrell continued his string of hit 
movies with Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro. 



Computer animation and live action 
mixture movie 300 was a sleeper hit. 




N. Rise to fame 

British singer Amy Winehouse became a celebrity in America when her 
second album, "Back to Black," was one of the best selling records of the 
year and won her five Grammy awards. Unfortunately, her wild personal 
life and legal troubles also made her fodder for tabloid headlines. 



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The 2007 MTV Music Video Awards were held in Las Vegas for the first 
time, and turned into a wild night. There were several stages with multiple 
performances going at once. Justin Timberlake ended up being the night's 
big winner, taking home four awards, including Male Artist of the Year. 

P. Rough comeback 

It was a tough year for pop queen Britney Spears. She entered rehab for 
substance abuse, and then lost a custody battle for her children with ex- 
husband Kevin Federline. Her first new album in two years, "Blackout," 
had mixed success. She then ended the year with a listless live performance 
at the MTV Awards that was widely panned by fans and critics. 



Nearly half of all teens use instant messaging. 
Of those, 43% use instant messaging to say things 
they would not say in person. 

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A. Pants on fire 

While 71 % of teens said they are prepared to make ethical decisions 
when they enter the work force, 38% of those teens say sometimes 
it is OK to cheat, lie or act violently to succeed, according to a 
Junior Achievement/Deloitte Teen Ethics Survey. Of the teens who 
think plagiarism is acceptable on some level, 37% said a desire to 
succeed justifies their actions. 

B. Lookin' good 

Tent dresses appeared on the scene, first as light, summery items, 
then long-sleeved for the winter, to be paired with ankle boots and 
bright tights. For the guys who liked stylin' head gear, fedoras and 
wool caps were available. 

C. Guess who's in the kitchen 

Toy kitchens were becoming more prevalent for boys. Television 
shows on the Food Network such as Iron Chef, Boy Meets Grill with 
Bobby Flay and Emeril Live with Emeril Lagasse, have made playtime 
in the kitchen - real or toy - more acceptable to American males. 

D. Stopping saggy pants 

Some cities are trying to stop the men's fashion of wearing baggy 
pants below the hips. Fines were being proposed for those in Atlanta 



and Trenton, N.J., caught with their pants down. In Delcambre, i, 
the ordinance banning the exposure of underwear carries a fin: 
up to $500 or six months in jail. 

E. Vampires strike 

Americans are unknowingly using more electricity. Cell phi 
charging, computers in stand-by mode, electric toothbrush 
clocks on microwaves and DVD players, and rechargeable td 
all suck up electricity when not actually being used by a pers 
Estimates show 5% of electricity use in the U.S. is from stani 
power, or vampire electronics, and that could reach 20% by 201 



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